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October 6, 2021

The book club that helped spark the gay-rights movement · In the 1950s, Donald Webster Cory ran a mail-order book club for gay men, which “quietly connected a community. Then it was forgotten.” ► Read more in The New Yorker

Unseen photos of New York’s ’90s drag and trans icons · “Photographer Remsen Wolff’s forgotton archive is finally being shown to the public. ► View six gorgeous images at GAY45

A campy horror tradition returns to San Francisco · After a one-year pandemic hiatus, The Rocky Horror Show starring D’Arcy Drollinger returns to SF Oasis October 7–31. ► Read more at Queer Forty

Hungary’s path puts everyone’s rights at risk · “The…assault on LGBT+ rights in Hungary, Poland, and Russia has a very big target—anyone who signs up to universal norms.” ► Read more in Social Europe

15 LGBTQ+ documentaries that everybody needs to watch · Highlights include Paris is Burning, I am Divine, The Death and Life of Martha P. Johnson, and more. ► Read more in Cosmopolitan

Fat Bear Week 2021 crowns its winner · It’s not what you think. ► Read more at CNN

Art note · Jean Alaux, Léon Pallière in His Room at the Villa Medici, Rome, 1817 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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